Condolence & Memory Journal

Cousin Eddie,
It's been a year that the world hasn't had your presence. It was a better place knowing that you were around. I was thinking today that I only have positive memories of our childhood adventures such as riding dirt motorcycles on the concrete river bed bike path from Cypress to Pico Rivera. As adults when You, Gordon and I went bar hopping in Sheffield Lake, Ohio and we ended the pub crawl with a little friendly brawl/ wrestling match in front of grandmas in the wee hours. Say hi to my parents up there and stay outta trouble cuzzin.

Posted by Mark Duff - Chico, CA   December 07, 2013

i miss you ;(

your sister
mary mellon / aka City Rat


Posted by A friend   August 07, 2013

Miss you, Eddie. Connecting with your family, but wish you were here.

Posted by Patricia LeVeck-England    May 17, 2013

Bonjour à toutes et tous,

Sinceres condoleances et bon courage


Posted by catherine LHOUTELLIER - FRANCE - patrick DUFF   February 04, 2013

tomorrow would be your 45th birthday. we would be the same age for a week. i miss you. i love you. and i'm still mad at you for leaving us. i will love you misses her uncle eddie and give peter and uncle marty a kiss for us..... love, your sister mary

Posted by A friend   January 18, 2013

i am still trying to find the words that i love you

Posted by mary duff - new york city, NY - sister   December 28, 2012


RIP Eddie. Xoxo

Posted by Jody Jones - Sheffield Lake, OH   December 19, 2012

I am sorry to hear you're gone. Now you are with your grandmother who loved you dearly. I am happy to have crossed paths with you. You def enjoyed life to the helped a lot when I took care of Katie. I didn't even mind making extra plates for you when I cooked her dinner.I will never forget you and your crazy style.and employee appreciation days. Keep on smiling and laughing up in can watch all of the browns/ Indians games from up are all the rage.

Posted by Tina Marie Kristoff - Lorain   December 14, 2012

I only met Eddie once but my cousin and he were friends. Danny said that when he learned of Eddie's death it was the first time he cried in 20 plus years. RIP. Danny says that Eddie was a great friend.

Posted by Joe Kinzel    December 13, 2012

Ed.. your were a smooth talker, Funny cat!!! Ill miss ya Buddy..Playing a lil Red Hot Chilli Peppers in salute of you.. 80's style

Posted by Frank Nehls    December 13, 2012


Prayers of condolences and peace to the Duff family.

Posted by Amanda Thomas - Vermilion, OH   December 12, 2012

Praying over the Duff family for peace during this sorrow time. May God have his hands on you all. Im sorry for your loss.

Posted by Yvonne Charles Cusick - Heber Springs, AR - Sister n law to Robert Duff   December 12, 2012

As I write this with tears, I am sending the Duff family all the prayers I can possibly send. Such a great loss to lose someone so loving at such a young age. That smile of his will live on forever. I am so thankful for the huge hug we gave each other when I saw him in Ohio a few years ago. It was truly the best hug I have ever had and will always be remembered. I love you Little Eddie. Rest in peace. Rhonda Harrington

Posted by Rhonda Harrington - Storm Lake, IA - Family of sorts and true friend   December 12, 2012

I work for Busch Funeral Home, and this service touched me very deeply. I send my best to the family. I am so sorry!


Posted by A friend   December 11, 2012

We played as young children. And randomly met when we were in our early 20's. He hadn't changed a bit. Nothing can erase the joy he created but was too modest to claim. Embrace the past and what is in front of you because you never know when it will be gone. Eddie, your joy was contagious. Thank you for sharing it with me.

Posted by Colette McSheffery    December 11, 2012

To the entire Duff family,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Eddie was truly one of a kind will be dearly be missed by all.

Posted by The Shoemaker Family - Sheffield Lake, OH   December 11, 2012

I enjoyed the projects that we did together at my home. I'm so saddened.
What a good man and friend.
My deepest sympathy to the Duff family.

Posted by Curt - Sheffield Lake   December 11, 2012

We are so sorry for the loss of Eddie. Our thoughts are with you all! Love, Rick, Nancy, Alec, Amy, Nicole and Mitchell

Posted by Nancy Cusick - Westlake, OH   December 11, 2012

Kathy, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. We are here for you,whenever you need us. Love You

Posted by Judy Westfall-Clark - Strongsville   December 11, 2012

Eddie you will be truly missed. Your gentle and kind personality warmed many hearts along with the constant smile you had for everyone. My prayers are with your family.

Posted by KathyJo - Lorain, OH   December 11, 2012

Kathy, I am so sorry about the loss of your son. I will keep all of you in my prayers. My heart aches for you.

Posted by Kathy Vilevac - North Olmsted   December 11, 2012

So sorry for your loss. Ed was a dear old friend.

Posted by Marty O'Sullivan - Arkansas City, KS   December 11, 2012

I shared cherished memories with you such as my brother's wedding, his graduations, and my mother's funeral, and will never forget your kind and gentle soul and your wonderful sense of humor. You were one of a kind, and you will be greatly missed.

Posted by Patricia LeVeck-England    December 11, 2012

Kathy and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. No one should have to bury their child. You have a long road ahead of you but you have so many who love you to help you through this sad, sad time.
Love you

Posted by Mary Kay Ellis - Lakewood, OH   December 11, 2012

My sincere condolences on your loss may the God of Comfort and peace be with you in your time of grief.
James 4:8

Posted by Shirley    December 11, 2012

I am so sorry for your loss! Praying for peace and comfort during this difficult time!

Posted by Brenda Foreman, Neal - Vine Grove,, KY   December 11, 2012

May God give peace in your hearts and minds knowing that Eddie is in the loving tender arms of God our prayers are with you

Posted by John Barry and Diana Estrello-Barry - Greenbrier, AR - Daughter married to Robert Duff   December 11, 2012


Dear Kathi,

There are simply no words to touch the depth of sorrow and the consuming grief in your heart. Please know that we love you and are here for you always.

Love, John and Marge

Posted by marge hoyt - marblehead, OH - friend   December 11, 2012

I love you Eddie. I said the Lords Prayer and held your hand as I said goodbye. I will miss you big brother...

Posted by Patrick Duff - Lakewood, OH   December 10, 2012

Deepest sympathies to all the family,I met Ed when I lived in Sheffield Lake.He was always so kind to me ED will be missed by many!

Posted by Betty Drennen - Akron, OH   December 10, 2012

May God Bless the Duff family in this time of need.

Posted by David Berta - Lorain, OH   December 10, 2012

My deepest sympathies to the entire Duff family. I graduated with Ed and he was always so kind and had such a sincere smile. I am so sorry for your loss. He was taken way too young!

Posted by Marcia Heflin Fleming - Sheffield Lake, OH   December 10, 2012

Deepest sympathy to the Duff family. Keeping everyone in our thoughts and prayers. Love to all, Mary (Ortale) Malitas

Posted by A friend   December 10, 2012

Thinking of you and your family at this trying time. Ed was always so very kind.

Posted by Buffy Hathaway-Biancardi - Elyria, OH   December 10, 2012


Knew Ed for several years through my Uncle Russ. I echo all the comments above. They are all true. We will miss you Eddie. R.I.P.

Posted by Jesse Hill II - Avon Lake, OH   December 10, 2012

Posted by Todd LeVeck    December 10, 2012

everything happens for a reason the lord knows best I am very sorry for your loss our prays are with the Duff family.

Posted by James and Harold Harris - Lorain ,, OH   December 10, 2012


Eddie you will missed , may God be with the Duff family in this time of grief. With love Brian & Emily

Posted by Emily Peabody - elyria, OH   December 10, 2012

To the Duff Family;
Words cannot express how saddened we are to hear of your loss. We pray that the love of those around you help you through the days ahead. May you take comfort in knowing that the angels are watching over Eddie now.

Posted by The Donovan Family    December 10, 2012

our Deepest sympathy to the Duff family.

Posted by Rosa Garcia Gee - sheffield Lake, OH   December 10, 2012

To the Duff family, Ed was a classmate of mine. We grew up on the same street. He was a person I could talk to. We weren't best of friends, but more than acquaintances. He was an awesome person. Heaven has received yet another angel into their gates. He will be missed. Far to young. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. RIP Ed

Posted by Sherryl Kempe (Maruna) - Sheffield Lake   December 10, 2012

Dear Kathy and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers today and always.

Posted by Cathy Grimes - PA   December 10, 2012

We are so very sorry for your loss.
- the Absolute House

Posted by A friend   December 10, 2012

One of the nicest people I've ever known. So sorry for our loss. My prayers go out to the Duff family and friends.

Posted by Laura Reese - Sheffield Lake, OH   December 10, 2012

Dear Kathy and Family,
Most people say they can't imagine what you are going through, As you know I can. My heart breaks for you, no mom should ever have to bury her child. I remember Eddie such a great guy. Lets try to talk.
love you all.

Posted by Doreen Ruotolo - Freehold, NJ   December 10, 2012

Kathy and family, I am so so sorry for your loss. May God wrap his loving arms around each of you and give the comfort you need during this time of sorrow.

Posted by Joanie Schneider - Avon Lake, OH   December 10, 2012

To Michael& Edward Duff and FAMILY: May the lord's peace and blessings be with you and the entire Duff family. So very sorry for your lost. Always in our hearts and prayers. With sorrow and love. Natalie & Jacob Millward, Brian'Scott'Obbey & Brian Obbey Jr.

Posted by Brian S & Natalie Obbey, Millward - Elyria, OH   December 10, 2012

Ed was my best man and my best friend during the best years of our lives. I'm so sorry that your life has ended suddenly. You were a kind man, a joy to be around, and full of hope and promise. My life is better for having known you, and I wish I could have done more to help. Rest in peace, my friend.

Posted by Todd LeVeck - Westlake, OH   December 10, 2012

My sincere condolences go out to the Duff family. My prayers are with you. May The Lord lift you up and comfort us all during this time of loss. Ed will be missed by many. Grace and peace...

Posted by David Sprouse - Vermilion, OH   December 10, 2012

I am so sorry for your loss. I knew Eddie through my daughter & son-in-law - Kathy & Jason Joeright. He joined us for dinner many times at their home in Sheffield Lake. He even joined us at several of our family reunions, where my Mom fondly nicknamed him 'Steve.' He will be missed.

Posted by Diane Smith - Strongsville, OH   December 10, 2012

sorry to hear of this ed Sr.and family you will all be in my prayers

Posted by john miller - lorain, OH   December 10, 2012

I MET EDDIE THRU HIS Uncle Gerry when he came for a visit on L.I.N.Y. and when I again saw him in Ohio He had a great smile and a likeable personality. He was the same age as my son so I feel for this familys loss. Rest in Peace my friend

Posted by william joslin - McCormick, SC   December 10, 2012

So sorry for your loss. Ed and I were close senior year in high school and I regret not keeping in touch with him. He always had a smile on his face!

Posted by Pam (Reetz) Tallman - Chesapeake, VA   December 10, 2012

Dear Duff Family, so very sorry for your loss, I have known your family for year's, and I feel very sad that Eddie has left us, but I know that he is with our Lord, and with Grandma,I Pray for, Peace,and Love for you all, and may God's Blessing, be with you, alway's !

Posted by Irene Makuch-Hamill - Oldsmar, FL   December 10, 2012

My heart aches for his family and many friends. Pearl

Posted by A friend   December 10, 2012

So sorry for the sadness this brings to his family and many friends

Posted by A friend   December 10, 2012

my condelences to the duff family, may jah comfort uyou at this time of sorrow bless.

Posted by DIANNE KOLB-GERACI - TORINO,ITALY.   December 10, 2012


I am truly sadden to learn of Eddie's passing.
Kathi, know that you are always in my prayers.
With LOVE and sympathy,
Jeanette and Jim Campbell

Posted by Jeanette Campbell - Doylestown, PA - Friend   December 10, 2012

To The entire Duff Family my sincere condolences.

Posted by Debbie Upton - Tampa, FL   December 09, 2012